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Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« on: December 10, 2007, 07:55:54 PM »
I kinda ran out of heat shrink today , so I just hot glued over the solder joints.

Is that good, or will some unforeseen problem occur?


If its just like heatshrink, should I use it all the time ( its much quicker to do)


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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 08:12:22 PM »
hot glue is much hotter than heat shrink . . . there is the possible risk the intense heat could damage your electronics . . . plus, heatshrink just looks cooler ;D

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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 08:23:01 PM »
electrical tape?
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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007, 09:01:19 PM »
electrical tape?

electrical tape gets loose

heatshrink and hotglue do not



hot glue is much hotter than heat shrink
Yea, but wouldn't soldering in the first place have the same heating side effect as hotglue?
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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007, 09:26:06 PM »

electrical tape gets loose



anything you say
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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 04:45:50 AM »
hot glue stays hotter for longer.


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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 07:37:29 AM »
I'm not quite sure on this, so it is more conjecture than fact, but I think the reason why they use heat shrink has to do with it's combustability.  Heat shrink will not burn, it will just melt.  I don't know what the characteristics are of hot glue, plus I don't know if there are any harmful fumes released when exposed to high temperatures.

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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 12:05:10 PM »
I'm guessing since hot glue melts by high temperatures in the first place it will not release harmful fumes ;). I don't think hot glue burns, I have seen it used in toys electronics.
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Re: Hotglue vs. Heat Shrink
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007, 10:46:21 PM »
I too have seen hot glue used in toy electronics. the furbies from like 8 years ago have a ton in there to project their micro processors and such.
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